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Archives April 28, 2013 posted by

DISY vote marred by protest over bird activists


TROUBLE struck during party elections for ruling DISY in Paralimni yesterday when angry members and other locals moved the voting boxes and threw ballot papers into the street to protest against campaigns to stop illegal poaching of songbirds, or ambelopoulia.

The voting was taking place islandwide to elect three vice-presidents to the party, after new DISY leader, Averof Neophytou, and new deputy head Lefteris Christoforou were unchallenged for their new positions within the party.

Neophytou and Christoforou headed for Paralimini after the trouble broke out.

They attempted to ease tensions but were verbally abused by locals and DISY members.

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Archives April 8, 2013 posted by

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Archives March 30, 2013 posted by

Anastasiades: previous government passed the buck

PRESIDENT NICOS Anastasiades yesterday hit out at the previous government and banking authorities in Cyprus and Europe for their handling of the economy and banking system which brought Cyprus to the brink of destruction.
Speaking to civil servants at a PASYDY union conference in Nicosia, he said: “Negligence and wrong handling led our country’s economy one step before destruction.”
His government was handed over a bankrupt state, he noted, calling on those who were responsible for the economy to exercise a dose of self-criticism. Many decisions taken by the previous government were far from in the public interest, he added.

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Archives February 11, 2013 posted by

United praying Ronaldo does not emulate namesake

The Champions League provides a crackerjack of a fixture on Wednesday when Real Madrid hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo faces Manchester United, the club where he made his name, for the first time.

United will hope the Portugal winger does not emulate Brazil forward Ronaldo who scored a memorable hat-trick for the Spaniards when the teams last met 10 years ago.

The Real forward will not have to be concerned about being overshadowed by arch-rival Lionel Messi because organisers UEFA have again spread the last 16 over a series of dates, meaning the matches will take one month to complete.

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Archives January 27, 2013 posted by

Not-so hidden agenda behind money-laundering claims

The issue of money laundering in Cyprus has been raised by the finance ministers of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Finland in recent weeks. Articles in the German press, meanwhile, have built up into a crescendo, just at the time that Russia implemented an agreement with Cyprus that took the island off their black list of countries that Moscow discouraged investment in.

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Archives January 25, 2013 posted by

Omonia looking to end Anorthosis streak

After winning six out of their last eight league matches, Omonia host the only team yet to taste defeat this season, league leaders Anorthosis, in the national football championship Round 19 opener on Saturday, with kick-off set for 2.30pm at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium.

“We face Anorthosis in what should be a great match. They are still undefeated this season, but we certainly aim to come out victorious from this match,” said Omonia coach Toni Savevski who has no injury worries ahead of the clash. 

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Archives January 24, 2013 posted by

AEL, Anorthosis progress into national cup quarter-finals

An early goal and 2-0 first leg advantage were not enough for APOEL to secure their spot in the last eight of the national football cup, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to AEL at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on Wednesday afternoon.

“Based on how we played we should not have conceded three goals. This season whenever we need to make one step forward, we take two steps back,” APOEL’s coach Ivan Jovanovic said, visibly disappointed with his team’s elimination.

Aldo Adorno opened the proceedings only two minutes into the match, but Patrick Vouho levelled the score 10 minutes later from the penalty spot, after Michael Klukowski brought down Luciano Bebe.

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Archives January 23, 2013 posted by

‘Cyprus woes could hurt eurozone’

CYPRUS’ financial problems could still derail fragile confidence in the euro zone that the bloc fought hard to regain in 2012, European Central Bank board member Joerg Asmussen said yesterday.
His comments follow doubts whether the island, with gross domestic product of barely 0.2 per cent of the euro zone’s output, was large enough for a potential default to unsettle the 17-nation euro zone, such a risk being a precondition for a bailout.
“Disorderly developments in Cyprus could undermine progress made in 2012 in stabilising the euro area. Cyprus could well be systemic for the rest of the euro area despite its size,” Asmussen said.

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Archives January 22, 2013 posted by

‘Shall we stop this bleeding’

Memo to the US Embassy, to be passed on to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand regarding the tragedy in Connecticut 

I am a young Greek-American [originally from Astoria New York] who has lived in Cyprus for two decades. I am also a Democrat who has voted in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections, including primaries.

I am writing to you to express my strong demand that we all wake up to the reality we are living in regarding our lack of gun control laws. 

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Archives January 21, 2013 posted by

Anorthosis fail to increase lead after goalless Apollon clash

Cyprus League leaders Anorthosis failed to increase their lead at the top of the standings after a goalless draw against Apollon at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca, while AEL lost their cutting edge as they allowed Olympiakos to score late and battle out a 1-1 draw in Round 18 closer.

“We opened the match well as we were very focused, but then started losing possession and I believe that we only got back to our senses when we went down to 10 men,” assessed Anorthosis coach Ronny Levy whose team tops the league standings with 48 points – six more than APOEL in second place after the Nicosia team played out a 1-1 draw against archrivals Omonia on Saturday.

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